Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

November 15, 16 & 17, 2019  •   Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, MN


Fall Jam Schedule - Regency Room Concerts

Friday 

6:30 Say Darlin
Marie Stier on fiddle, Sarah Cagely clogging & guitar, and Addie Rosenwinkle on banjo.  Say Darlin will be bringing boot stomping Appalachian Old Time music and Dance to the main stage for a rollicking good time! 

7:30: The Pale Ales
A new project by a group of well known local players.  Marty Marrone, Scottie Stebbins, Dave Tousley and Heath Loy and a surprise guest fiddle player.   Kinda like a local Bluegrass Super-Group, these guys have some chops.

8:30   Verlon Thompson
Verlon Thompson  presents our Friday night headline concert!   Verlon is a veteran Nashville songwriter and long time friend, co-writer and bandmate of Guy Clark. Thompson's original songs have been covered by many notable musicians, including Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Bush, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, the Del McCoury Band, Keith Whitley and many more. In addition, Thompson has recorded guitar parts for Restless Heart, Pam Tillis, and Guy Clark, among others. Thompson was the original lead vocalist of Restless Heart.

Saturday 

4:30   Grass Seeds Recital

5:00  Clay Hess and Friends 

This is going to be a blast. Clay Hess and some friends of his play an All Request show.   

6:00   The Roe Family Singers

Local favorites and Pinecastle recording artists bring their toe tapping brand of Old Time Hillbilly music and Kim’s famous clogging as well. They’ll warm up the stage for the Saturday headliner shows!

7:00   The Canote Brothers

Early country music was a simple style with sparse instrumentation. The first commercial country music recordings were either solo or duo recordings by fiddlers. Duo acts performing old-time country music were common, often featuring the uniquely blended harmony singing of two brothers were a common combination. The twin brothers Jere and Greg Canote from Seattle continue that tradition. They have played an important role in the active old-time music scene on the West Coast through string band classes they have been teaching for more than 30 years. And apparently they still have fun with it: “We love the beautiful old fiddle tunes and the hypnotic ‘in the moment’ experience of playing this American Old Time music. We wish everybody could join us!” Jere and Greg are popular touring musicians, including performances at the Carter Family Fold and the Prairie Home Companion.

8:00   Lil Rev    

Lil Rev is a renowned ukulele and harmonica player. In 1984, he was given an old Wendell Hall Banjo Ukulele which started his passion for the instrument. Since then, Lil Rev has released a series of books, focusing on ukulele and harmonica instruction, as well as providing instruction nationally through workshops. His performances feature a multitude of instruments and story-telling. He has recorded 12 solo music projects. Pete Seeger said of Lil Rev, “Listen to this! Lil Rev is great!” In 2004, Lil Rev received the "Best Folksinger Award" from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.

9:00 The Canote Brothers Jam  

The Canote Brothers take the stage again at 9 pm for a fun Jam with the Band!  Bring your instruments and be ready to have a ball!


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